Mahmud Rahman is a writer and translator, originally from Bangladesh, now resident in California. His first book, Killing the Water: Stories, was published in 2010 by Penguin Books India. His second book, a translation of Bangladeshi writer Mahmudul Haque’s novel Black Ice, was published in 2012 by HarperCollins India. His fiction, nonfiction, and translations have been published in such magazines and anthologies as Papercuts, Oakland Noir, Brooklyn Magazine, Scroll India, Dhaka Tribune, Words Without Borders, World Literature Today and Wasafiri.
New laws have created jurisdiction for the military to operate at both federal and provincial levels of government, with serious implications for Pakistan’s already precarious federation.
Forced migration, “development” pressures, political neglect and the climate crisis have assailed the Maldives’ less-populous atolls, eroding the country’s identity and driving thousands to the capital
Rampant ethnic chauvinism of the kind that has shattered Manipur’s civil society is ingrained in communities across the Northeast